Temporary talks between the two countries on the issue did not conclude until September 2018, when the Pakistani government of Prime Minister Imran Khan announced its intention to open the border near Kartarpur so that Indian Sikh pilgrims could visit Gurudwara in Pakistan without a visa. During the Bangladesh War in 1971, thousands of Bengali bureaucrats and military personnel and their families were interned by the Pakistani government in western Pakistan. In Bangladesh, many people in the Urdu community wanted to move to Pakistan. After Pakistan`s surrender on 16 December 1971, India detained several thousand Pakistani prisoners of war, including 195 military officers detained for behavioural misconduct. The pact was made by S.C.L. This, joint secretary, internal security, at the Indian Ministry of the Interior, and Mohammad Faisal, Director General, South Asia, signed to the Pakistani Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The pact was signed at the “zero line” at the border, indicating that both sides wanted to keep the signature key low. Some factions of the Pakistani government fear that India – with BECA intelligence information – is threatening the security of the Kashmir-Gilgit-Baltistan region, which is now under the control of Islamabad. In this region, Beijing`s belt and road corridor flows from China`s Xinjiang province to Pakistan. Pakistani Interior Minister Ijaz Ahmed Shah and Bosnian Security Minister Selmo Cikotic signed an agreement and an accompanying protocol in Islamabad on Wednesday to allow migrants to return to their countries of origin.
“Pakistan has consistently drawn attention to the threats to strategic stability in South Asia from the supply of advanced military equipment, technology and knowledge to India,” Pakistan`s Foreign Ministry said immediately after the agreement was signed. India hopes that Pakistan will abandon its insistence on imposing a service fee of $20 per pilgrim per visit, Das said. “This burden is not at odds with the religious and spiritual feelings of Indian pilgrims. India shared its deep disappointment with Pakistan for its refusal to waive the tax,” Das said. “In the interest of pilgrims and the timely operationalization of the Kartarpur Sahib corridor before the 550th Prakash Purb (anniversary of the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak), India has agreed to sign the agreement,” he said. However, some do not believe that the agreement will pose a direct threat to the security of Pakistan or China. According to the “Do`s and don`ts” published by the Ministry of the Interior (MHA), children under the age of 13 and those aged 75 and over must travel in groups. “Environmentally friendly materials, preferably cloth bags, should be used during the pilgrimage and the environment should be kept clean,” the agreement states. The state-of-the-art PTB, with a mediation centre where government officials, who are responsible for the easy conduct of pilgrims, food kiosks, car parks and security points, would appear by November 9, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi will officially open the much-anticipated corridor.